A group of independent MPs introduced an amendment which proposes to obligate the Cabinet of Ministers to break off diplomatic relations with Russia, for the second reading of bill No. 7163 on ensuring Ukraine’s sovereignty in the Donbas.
This was announced by MP Andriy Teterev (People’s Front), a member of the Committee on National Security and Defense, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
“This amendment exists. It is with number 595. Introduced by a group of [independent] MPs from the UKROP political force. And there they are suggesting that the Cabinet of Ministers should break off diplomatic relations with the Russian Federation for a three-month period,” Teterev said.
According to the table of amendments submitted by MPs for the second reading of the bill, this amendment is included in the document.
In the transitional provisions, the group of MPs proposes to obligate the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to break off diplomatic relations with the aggressor-state for a three-month period from the date the law comes into force. Diplomatic relations between the countries were established according to the protocol on establishing diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Russia of February 18, 1992.
On November 8, at a session of the committee on national security and defense, committee secretary Ivan Vynnyk (Petro Poroshenko Bloc) said that he wants to initiate the inclusion of a rule to break off diplomatic ties with Russia in bill No. 7163.
MP Serhiy Pashinsky (People’s Front), head of the Committee on National Security and Defense, said that it is no longer possible to introduce amendments to the bill on the Donbas.